Here’s another page of favorite quotes about friendship and love. Keep checking back because I’ll add more quotes as I find them or remember old favorites.
If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have. – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. – Euripides
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends. – Truman Capote
He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin. – J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. – Henry David Thoreau
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Seneca
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. – Benjamin Franklin
You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. – Elizabeth Taylor
I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. – Maya Angelou
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